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Auroras in Jupiter’s Atmosphere
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These auroras were photographed during a series of Hubble Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph far-ultraviolet-light observations taking place as NASA's Juno spacecraft approached and entered into orbit around Jupiter. The full-color disk of Jupiter in this image was separately photographed at a different time by Hubble's Outer Planet Atmospheres Legacy (OPAL) program, a long-term Hubble project that annually captures global maps of the outer planets.
NASA / ESA / J. Nichols (University of Leicester)
Original image data dated on or about June 30, 2016.
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